It’s time to get those green creative juices flowing. The Harvard Office for Sustainability is once again offering seed funding of $500-$5,000 to undergraduate and graduate students for innovative projects that cut energy use, reduce waste, promote sustainability in student life, and create a more environmentally friendly campus.
For inspiration, check out last year’s funded sustainability grants. Grant applications will be reviewed by a University-wide selection committee of faculty, students, and administrators. Decisions will be based on a variety of criteria including: measurable impact on Harvard’s greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal; energy, water, and waste reduction; cost savings resulting from resource conservation; and innovation, teamwork, visibility, and replicability.
As President Faust has said, “Our research must generate knowledge about how we, not just at Harvard but across the United States and around the world, might use the discoveries of science, of technology, and of policy analysis to create a sustainable environment for generations to come.”